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Medford Hospital Rocks Out To Comfort Patients

OPB | Aug. 16, 2013 2:08 p.m. | Medford, Oregon

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Head banging and heart surgery aren’t such strange bedfellows in one Southern Oregon hospital.

The Medford Mail Tribune reports that Providence Medford Medical Center now allows patients to choose music to play before their operations.

Surgeons and nurses at the hospital say the music helps calm patients before high stress operations.

Patients call up everything from Johnny Cash to heavy metal, but hospital staff can change the selection once the patient is under anesthesia.

Quiet is still mandatory during crucial points in operations, such as pre- and post-surgery safety checks. 

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